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University of Rochester Asst Professor - 218562 in Rochester, New York

Asst Professor Job ID 218562

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Cancer Center M&D


Aging/Cancer Biology Faculty Position

The Wilmot Cancer Institute (WCI) at the University of Rochester Medical Center is currently recruiting tenure-track faculty as part of a major expansion of its translational and basic science research base. An area of expanding interest at the WCI and the University as a whole focusses on the biology of aging. Thus, the successful candidate will join a growing multidisciplinary research community with an overarching focus on aging and its complex interaction with cancer. Scientists studying the aging in relation to cancer cell metabolism, cancer stem cell biology, RNA biology, DNA repair, cancer (epi)genomics and systems biology, microenvironment influences on tumor behavior/immunology, and therapeutic resistance among other topics are encouraged to apply.

The Wilmot Cancer Institute is the hub of cancer research at the University of Rochester, attracting more than $20M in cancer-directed funding annually. Formal research programs exist in Cancer Biology, Tumor Microenvironment and Immunology, and Cancer Control and Survivorship. The Wilmot Cancer Institute and UR Medicine are the major providers of comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer care in central New York State and the Finger Lakes region, with >6000 new patients every year and an extensive clinical trials program providing opportunity for innovative translational research.

Candidates holding a PhD and/or MD degree (or equivalent) with a demonstrated track-record of research accomplishment in an area relevant to aging and cancer biology are invited to apply. Applicants making use of genomic/epigenomic approaches, bioinformatics, model organisms, tumor model systems and/or human specimens to address problems of translational relevance are strongly encouraged. New faculty will benefit from vibrant graduate/professional training programs and state of the art infrastructure and core facilities, as well as a strong Institutional commitment to career development. Appointments will be made at the Assistant Professor level although outstanding candidates at other levels will be considered, with commensurate expectations of research and funding accomplishment. Departmental affiliation will be determined according to best fit.

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #218562 at and submit a CV, statement of research interests/plans, pdfs of two key publications, and three letters of recommendation to the Search committee chairs

Vera Gorbunova, PhD and Dirk Bohmann, PhD c/o Jaycee Bristol at Review of applications will start December 1st.

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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